Re: Operator Age in CA
Wed Aug 26 23:55:46 1998
In a message dated 8/26/98 2:41:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time, csokolov@UCSD.Edu
<< I didn't notice this new law in California, so maybe other people didn't
No person under 16 years of age may operate a motorboat of more than 15
horsepower, except for a sailboat that does not exceed 30 feet in length or
a dinghy used directly between a moored boat and the shore, or between two
moored boats. The new law allows persons 12-15 years of age to operate
motorboats of more than 15 horsepower or sailboats over 30 feet if
supervised on board by a person at least 18 years of age. A violation of
these provisions is an infraction. The law went into effect on January 1,
The way I read it, we comply with this law.
Our youth are not supposed to operate these boats without an adult at least 21
years of age or overnight without two adults present anyway.
Long Beach, California